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Post  brian on Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:05 pm

Recieved the latest newsletter from Otto today and this part stuck out.

As good news never comes alone, some of you have already seen in the specialized press that we have take on Solido. It’s a great honor and a real vote of confidence from the Simba-Dickie group by giving us the keys of the Solido house. It is of course well understood that OttOmobile and Solido are two different universes. OttOmobile creates sporty cars in resins; we will do classical cars in metal with Solido. The opportunity came our way thanks to all of those who have supported us all along. Thank you to all of you and to the Simba-Dickie group for this new adventure which will be strewn with many surprises.

Seems Otto have taken over Solido and will continue to make diecast models under the Solido name. Hopefully this will allow them access to Solidos back catalog of models so we may see more varations.

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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:18 pm

interesting.................hhmmmm cyclops
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Post  Hampton Caught on Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:35 pm

I am the only one who doesn't rate Solido models very highly or have I been unlucky and only seen poor efforts from Solido that don't represent their normal quality of output? Otto's cars seem to be of a very high standard, so can't understand what was in the deal for them buying out Solido?

Maybe it is the back catalogue! scratch Who knows? Tiime will tell, just hope it doesn't drag Otto down by taking their eye off what they do well!

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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:00 pm

steve, while i you're not wrong about solido, it must be taken in context, like all things in life.........compare a £40 solido 1:18 with a £140 autoart 1:18 and the weaknesses in production are obvious..but look at the price difference.....also, compare a £40 1:43 model, and the greater detail, more realistic panel sizes, and opening features revealing engine/cage details, make the solido seem excellent value.....everything is relative m8... i have to confess to having a couple of solido, sunstar, revell and ut models in my collection, and appreciate them for what they are...low-cost, reasonable products of models often not made by anyone else...eg the renault 5 turbos by ut, the mk2 escorts by sunstar...etc
re otto, i agree totally about their excellent product for the money, and only hope that they will be able to continue and improve both marques with more releases in the year ahead.... anyway, time will tell......
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Post  jusali on Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:09 am

Let's also hope they don't over stretch themselves and end up with 2 sub par brands or even worse both go under....
Already seeing QC issues with otto and customer service getting a lot worse when things do go wrong. Sad
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Post  brian on Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:57 am

Otto already own a company called GT Spirit who make sports cars. It was set up around the same time when things changed with the Otto models and quality control issues started to arise.

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Post  newt5550 on Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:00 pm

If the two are kept seperate then things only should get better but if they go to the same factory, well..........................who knows.
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Post  bmd on Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:41 am

on their latest email....

As good news never comes alone, some of you have already seen in the specialized press that we have take on Solido. It’s a great honor and a real vote of confidence from the Simba-Dickie group by giving us the keys of the Solido house. It is of course well understood that OttOmobile and Solido are two different universes. OttOmobile creates sporty cars in resins; we will do classical cars in metal with Solido. The opportunity came our way thanks to all of those who have supported us all along. Thank you to all of you and to the Simba-Dickie group for this new adventure which will be strewn with many surprises.
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Post  newt5550 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:56 pm

bmd wrote:on their latest email....

As good news never comes alone, some of you have already seen in the specialized press that we have take on Solido. It’s a great honor and a real vote of confidence from the Simba-Dickie group by giving us the keys of the Solido house. It is of course well understood that OttOmobile and Solido are two different universes. OttOmobile creates sporty cars in resins; we will do classical cars in metal with Solido. The opportunity came our way thanks to all of those who have supported us all along. Thank you to all of you and to the Simba-Dickie group for this new adventure which will be strewn with many surprises.



Hmmmmm
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